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Agia Marina beach – Chania

Location

One of the most famous tourist resorts 9km west of Chania town, the long beach of Agia Marina is about 23km from the airport of Chania.

Characteristics

Access By: Car/bus Blue Flag: Yes
Beach Type: Sand Depth: Shallow
Temperature: Normal Organised: Yes
Natural Shade: Little Crowded: Normal
Family-friendly: Yes Windy: Yes*

Facilities

Umbrellas and sunbeds, showers, lifeguard, parking, cafés, snack, beach bars, tavernas, restaurants, water sports, accommodation, All Inclusive Hotels, pharmacies, doctors, ATM cashpoint machines, super markets, shops, Car rentals.

Notes

The long beach has sand and shallow waters and is therefore ideal for families.
From the beach you can see the Thodorou islet, a preservation area of the Cretan wild goat.

*Like all beaches on the north west coast of Crete, it is affected by the winds which blow during July and August and are widely known as “meltemia”.
During these days attention is required, due to dangerous sea currents and large waves which are of course a surfers’ paradise!

There are boat trips from Agia Marina to the islet of Theodorou, habitat of the Cretan wild goat, known as Kri-kri.

How to get to Agia Marina

Agia Marina beach is easily accessible from Chania town by frequent public buses or by rented cars and motorbikes.

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